Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Catalyst Newsletter Reviews 2019 Accomplishments By Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, Volunteers And Partners

The January issue of the Catalyst Newsletter is now available from the Butler County-based Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition featuring the 2019 accomplishments of the Coalition, its partners and volunteers. Among the accomplishments are--
-- Buck Neely receives the Early Career Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation 
Restoration Projects:
-- Funding Received for Slippery Rock Passive Treatment Rehab & Maintenance in the headwaters of Slippery Rock Creek
-- Two grants received from the PA DEP 319 program to construct a sludge pond and passive treatment system within the Blacks Creek watershed
-- Vogel Disposal Services completes construction of the SR89 passive treatment system
-- De Sale 1 and 2 maintenance (photo)
-- Slippery Rock Campground Stream Bank 
-- Prairie Improvement Day — 1/19
--  Cliff Denholm presents to Westminster College on passive treatment and resource recovery—2/8
-- Cherry Pie Hike — 2/23
-- De Sale Phase 1, De Sale Phase 2, McIntire, and BC16 field trip and water and sludge sampling by Westminster College students — 2/23 and 2/26
-- Shaun Busler presents to the Butler Outdoor Club — 3/6
-- Shaun Busler attends Grove City College night to discuss careers in the environmental field — 3/21
-- Cliff Denholm guest speaker at Hillview Intermediate School’s Eco Club, Grove City — 3/27
-- Cliff Denholm attends Hillview Intermediate School’s Eco Club “Trout in the Classroom” release day, Grove City — 4/26
-- Wolf Creek water sampling with Slippery Rock University students — 4/30
-- Westminster College present findings on Resource Recovery at WPCAMR Meeting
-- Celebrate the Bloom, Jennings Environmental Education Center—7/27
-- Office of Surface Mining Tour in the Slippery Rock Watershed— 10/25
-- Student Symposium on the Environment, Westminster College—12/5
-- West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, Morgantown, WV — 3/27-28
-- American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference, Big Sky, Montana —6/3-6/7
-- PA AMR Conference held jointly with the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs and National Association of State Land Reclamationists’ Conferences, State College – 9/8-9/11
-- 14th Annual PA NW GIS Conference, Clarion University—10/17-18 
Also in this month’s Catalysis is--
-- A Thanks You to Allegheny Mineral Corp. For Donating Rootwads for a streambank project
-- The KIDS Catalyst: Icy Icicles Maze!
For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can become involved, visit the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition website.
[Posted: January 21, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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